Today, 26th August 2019, the Prime Ministers of the Republic of North Macedonia and the Republic of Serbia Zoran Zaev and Ana Brnabic marked the official launch of joint controls at the BCP Tabanovce - Preshevo. High delegations and senior Customs and Police representatives of the Republic of North Macedonia and the Republic of Serbia attended the event, as well as representatives of the chambers of commerce.

As of Friday – 23rd August 2019, the new Customs Declaration and Excise Document Processing System (CDEPS) is becoming operational at CO Gevgelija, CO Bogorica and CO Tabanovce. As of this date,  all customs declarations shall be lodged in the CDEPS at the mentioned customs offices.

The economic operators lodging declarations at these offices are reminded that they need to meet the basic requirements to be able to lodge electronic customs declarations, as follows:
 
  •     Have an electronic signature (certificate);
  •     Have approved access to CDEPS;
  •     Have authorisation for representation activities.
Note: all authorizations related to customs procedures must be previously registered in CDEPS.
 
With the inclusion of the three largest customs offices as of 23rd August, the CDEPS will become applicable at all customs offices, thus completing the first and most important phase of the digitization of the customs procedures.

 

 

 

 

 

To ensure better movement of people and trade and to facilitate traffic across the state border between the Republic of North Macedonia and the Republic of Serbia, Protocols on the implementation of the Agreement on establishing joint controls at the border crossing point for international road traffic Tabanovce (Republic of North Macedonia) - Preshevo (Republic of Serbia) between the competent institutions of the Republic of North Macedonia and the Republic of Serbia were signed today (20.8.2019) in Skopje.

On 4-5 September 2019, the Customs Administration in cooperation with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the World Bank will organize a regional workshop on technical cooperation to supplement the regulations for application of Single Window System for import and export customs clearance and data exchange. The workshop will be attended by representatives of the Customs Administrations of the CEFTA countries, border agencies for veterinary and phytosanitary control, as well as representatives of all agencies involved in the process of granting import and export licenses. The presence of senior UNECE, World Bank, IFC and European Commission officials is also expected.

Over the past three weeks, the customs officers uncovered several attempts for smuggling goods, seizing handheld electrical appliances and tools, Swarovski jewelry, clothing, foreign currencies, truck turbines, mobile phones and cellphone parts, and more.